‘Star Trek’ legend Nichelle Nichols is heading again to area with a number of of her Enterprise crewmates … a part of an extremely becoming mission to place their stays into orbit.
Nichelle, who starred as Lieutenant Uhura and handed away again in July, may have her ashes added to the payload of a Vulcan rocket launching later this yr for the moon and past.
United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur mission will first ship a robotic lunar lander — to scout for NASA’s future Artemis flights to the moon — however then it can proceed deeper into the photo voltaic system for the ‘Star Trek’ tribute.
The rocket will ship Nichelle’s stays — in addition to ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry, James Doohan (“Scotty”) and Majel Barrett Roddenberry (“Nurse Chapel”) — right into a so-called “graveyard orbit” across the solar.
As for the actual fact, the ‘Trek’ greats’ last flight might be on a “Vulcan” rocket ship — Nichelle’s son, Kyle Johnson, says “I am positive she would have a lot most well-liked to go on the shuttle, however this was a fairly shut second.”
Hey, Dr. Spock’s smiling someplace.